Mitarbeiterportrait Tommaso Milani
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Clemensstr. 17-19
44789 Bochum
Raum 209

Telefon: +49 (0)234 32 - 23432


  • Economic planning and social democracy
  • The cooperative movement in Western Europe

Akademischer Werdegang:

seit 2022 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, Institut für Soziale Bewegungen
Forschungsprojekt: “Europe’s Postwar Consensus: A Golden Age of Social Cohesion and Social Mobility?”
(My specific research project is: “Buttressing Social Peace? The Cooperative Movement in Italy and Belgium
in the Light of Central and Eastern European Collectivism, 1945-1960 ca.")
2021 - 2022 Associate Fellow, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Bologna, Italy
2021 - 2022 Simone Veil Fellow, Project House Europe, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
2020 - 2021 Max Weber Fellow, Department of History and Civilisation, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
2019 - 2020 Teaching Fellow in European and International History, Reims Campus, Sciences Po Paris, Reims, France
2018 - 2019 College Lecturer in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century European History, Balliol College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
2017 - 2019 Teaching Associate in International History, Department of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
2013 - 2017 PhD Student, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Dissertation: “Les Belles Années du Plan? Hendrik de Man and the Reinvention of Western European Socialism, 1914-1936 ca.”

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Committee: Professor Piers Ludlow (supervisor), Dr Heather Jones (supervisor), Professor Julian Jackson, Professor Marc Lazar
2012 - 2013 MSc in History of International Relations. Department of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom. Grade: Distinction (Joint winner of the Iris Forrester Prize for Excellence for the highest overall mark)
2009 -
MA in European and International Studies. School of International Studies, University of Trento, Trento, Italy. Grade: 110/110 cum laude [First class honours] (Joint winner of the Ferdinando Targetti Award for the best dissertation on Globalisation and European Affairs)
2006 - 2009 BA in Political Science and International Relations. Faculty of Political Science, LUISS University, Rome, Italy. Grade: 110/110 cum laude [First class honours with special mention for the dissertation]



• Hendrik de Man and Social Democracy: The Idea of Planning in Western Europe, 1914-1940 (New York-Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, Series Eds. Stefan Berger, Holger Nehring).


• “Retreat from the Global? European Unity and British Progressive Intellectuals, 1930-1945,” International History Review, Vol. 42 (1), 2020, 99-116.
• “From Laissez-Faire to Supranational Planning: The Economic Debate within Federal Union (1938-1945),” European Review of History/Revue européenne d’histoire, Vol. 23 (4), 2016, 664-685.
• “Un’unione senza barriere: modelli di federazione economica nel dibattito britannico, 1934- 1944” [A Union Free from Barriers? Models of Economic Federation in the British Debate, 1934-1944], Rivista di Politica, 1, 2015, 103-116.